Makeup Brushes 101: The Ultimate Guide to What's What

Yes—the semi-pointy brush and the pointy brush serve different purposes entirely.


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    The Concealer Brush

    With this brush, you can use concealer to cover a multitude of imperfections: blemishes, scars, brown spots, broken capillaries, and most commonly, dark circles. Your best bet is medium-sized style with a tapered head and bristles that are flexible but firm for precision.

    Estée Lauder Concealer Brush 5, $25;

    Courtesy of Bloomingdale's
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